When a company measures an employee's performance by the amount of time the employee spends at the office. Based on this idea, if an employee spends more time at his or her office, that employee's performance is considered higher.
Example: The manager valued butts in seat time, so the employees had to stay in the office even after they finished their work for the day.
Variations: butts-in-seats time
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On this site, we also have templates on how to communicate effectively at work, such as requesting PTO, declining a promotion, and taking a sick day.
Word: Close It Out
Definition: To mark something as completed.
Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.